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Alfie Jones BiographyLast updated 26 Sep 2016
A Bristol-born youngster who joined Saints’ academy at Under-9 level, Jones is versatile and chalked up several impressive appearances at centre-back for the Under-18s in the 2013/14 campaign, but is also accustomed to playing in the centre of midfield.
Alfie was handed his opportunity at the club after impressing in a six-week trial, having played for his local side Nailsea United prior to that.
Due to his experiences of playing in midfield, Jones is comfortable bringing the ball out from the back whenever he’s deployed in the heart of his team’s defence.
His ability to play in defence or midfield saw him make 22 Under-18s appearances and two Under-21s appearances in 2014/15.
Jones made a breakthrough in the following campaign to play 14 times for the under-21s and landed the club's Young Player of the Year award.